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Maxim Lapierre | Center | #41

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (61) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Maxim Lapierre has been released by the Rangers.
He is reportedly considering a couple of offers to play in Europe this season. Lapierre was attending camp with New York on a professional tryout. Tue, Oct 4, 2016 01:08:00 PM

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Maxim Lapierre will attend training camp with the New York Rangers on a tryout.

Lapierre played with MODO Hockey in the SHL and with HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A during the 2015-16 season. He skated in 80 matches with Pittsburgh and St. Louis in 2014-15 during his last NHL campaign.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Maxim Lapierre has inked a one-year deal with the Swedish league's Modo.

Lapierre also received an option for a second season with Modo. He had two goals and 11 points in 80 games with Pittsburgh and St. Louis last season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 03:00:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are denying that they've decided to move on from Maxim Lapierre.

Lapierre is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford doesn't want to rule out re-signing anyone at this time though, with the exception of Craig Adams. Lapierre had two goals and 11 points in 80 contests in 2014-15.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre reportedly won't be back with the Pittsburgh Penguins next season.

He will be an unrestricted free agent in July after playing 35 contests with the Penguins after being acquired from the St. Louis Blues. In 80 games between the two clubs this past season, Lapierre posted 11 points, 153 hits and 32 penalty minutes.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 03:16:00 PM

If you were looking for penalty minutes from Maxim Lapierre this season, you have been sadly disappointed.

Lapierre has averaged around a penalty minute a game in his last four seasons with one big season of 130 in 82 games in 2011-12. But this season has been different as he has only 18 in 53 games. He changed how he checked players after getting a five game suspension last season for a hit on Dan Boyle, then of the Sharks. "It’s never a good feeling to hurt somebody," Boyle said. "So I kind of have slowed down a little bit. Not on the physical game. I still play the heavy game on the forecheck and things. But I don’t gamble anymore on the hit unless the guy is facing me. I didn’t like that feeling of seeing someone on the stretcher because of my hit. Now, I’m just trying to do the same job on the forecheck with no gambles."
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre will make his Penguins debut Wednesday night in Washington.

After being acquired by Pittsburgh on Tuesday in exchange for Marcel Goc, Lapierre will make his Penguins debut Wednesday night. The tough, gritty forward had played in 45 of the Blues’ 46 games this season, registering two goals and seven assists. He will center Steve Downie and Nick Spaling and be featured on the penalty kill as well.
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 06:54:00 PM

The St. Louis Blues have traded Maxim Lapierre to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Marcel Goc.

It was trade for fourth line centers as each bring different elements from the position. Lapierre has two goals and seven assists for nine points in 45 games and is not a fantasy relevant player.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Maxim Lapierre could be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Coach Ken Hitchcock said he was learning toward making the move after he used seven defensemen and 11 forwards versus San Jose on Saturday. Lapierre has eight points and 42 hits in 38 games.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre scored his first goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago.

He tied the game at 2-2 with just four seconds left in the second period. Lapierre has two points, eight hits and eight blocks in four contests during the Blues' opening round series.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 01:00:00 PM

Maxim Lapierre scored the lone goal for the Blues in a 4-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday night.

Lapierre now has 15 points in 68 games. The Blues are struggling as they prepare for the post-season, losing three straight and firm control of the Central Division as Colorado has come within two points.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 01:14:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre scored in St. Louis' 2-1 win against Buffalo on Thursday.

He opened the scoring in the match early in the second period. Lapierre went into Thursday's contest with no goals and a mere two assists in his previous 22 games. He has eight goals, 14 points and 62 penalty minutes in 65 outings with the Blues this season.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child any day now.

"I just hope it happens before we have to go to Vancouver," said Lapierre, who is eagerly waiting for the arrival of his baby girl. The Blues play against the Canucks on Wednesday night in their first game back.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre scored an empty-net goal in Tuesday's win over New Jersey.

He also added 12 penalty minutes to give him 42 in 42 games this season. Lapierre has two points in three appearances since returning from a lower-body injury to give him a total of 11 on the year.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre (lower body) has been taken off injured reserve.

He will be eligible to return to the lineup on Thursday night after missing five games with a lower-body injury.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 05:09:00 PM

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